125 years ago 1897 Fulton Weekly Gazette
The fact an effort is being made to organize a tri-county fair at Sedalia, to include the counties of Pettis, Morgan and Cooper, brings to mind the suggestion made by the Tribune a number of times to organize a tri-county fair association to include the counties of Cole, Callaway and Boone, with grounds in Callaway County at end of the big bridge across the Missouri River. This suggestion is again in order, and if prompt action is taken there is ample time in which to affect an organization and prepare the grounds for a fair in the early fall. With three of the counties in the state back of such a scheme it could not be otherwise than successful.
Williamsburg, Mo. May 13 -- R.M. Berry, John Arnold and J.F. Smith chaperoned a fishing party on Whetstone Friday. There were about twelve young ladies and gentlemen. When the evening shades began to fall and all had partaken heartily of supper (minus the fish), they enjoyed some fine music by Miss Lena Berry and Walter Bryan, with mandolins, and John Arnold, with the violin.
100 years ago 1922 Fulton Gazette
Several new houses are in the process of construction in Fulton and several also are being remodeled, while a number of minor improvements are being made on various residences in the town. Work begun this week on a six-room bungalow for Charles Carr, on West Avenue, and on a two-story frame house for Polk McClanahan, on Ninth Street. Both residences will be occupied by their owners when finished. Frank Maerz is at work on a brick bungalow on Jefferson Street, and will begin on another bungalow of the same material on the adjoining lot as soon as the first one is finished. J. Ernest Hamilton, who has bought the Foy place, on Nichols street, is remodeling and enlarging the house, and will make it a two-story, ten-room dwelling. J.N. Dutton is building a large front porch onto the residence on Court Street, now occupied by the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and will move there as soon as school closes.
The Glenn-Maughs Motor Company, who have recently taken over the Powell building at Court and Sixth streets, formerly occupied by the Fulton Motor Company, are partitioning off a space 55 by 24 feet in the front of the building to serve as a showroom for their new Nash and Chevrolet models. This improvement, it is expected, will add greatly to the convenience of the company in showing its cars and, at the same time, make possible a more satisfactory inspection on the part of prospective customers, owing to the better natural light toward the front of the building.
75 years ago 1947 Missouri Telegraph
The city council, in an executive session, reappointed Keely Breid to the city police force and renamed T.L. Edson as assistant city marshal and Bates Huddleston as night chief of police. Breid's reappointment to the forces and the naming of assistant marshal and night chief were not completed at the April meeting, at which other members of the police force were appointed. All of the appointments made last night were recommended by the Police Committee.
Nine eighth grade students will be graduated from St. Peter's Catholic Church school on May 25. School will close on May 23, and graduation exercises will be held at 2 p.m. May 25 at the church. The graduates are: Charles Metcalf, Bobby Joe Healy, Roy Dean Vandelicht, Donald Hindered, Donald Giboney, Ronald Giboney, Millard Lander, Betty Perry and Dorothy Foster.
50 years ago 1972 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Three teachers in the North Callaway R-1 School District have announced their intention to retire at the conclusion of the 1971-72 school year. These three teachers have compiled a total of 93 years of teaching experience. Mrs. Florence Loyd, who is currently teaching second grade at Auxvasse Elementary School, will be retiring after 32 years of service. Mrs. Pauline Meador, who is currently teaching fifth grade at Auxvasse Elementary School, will be retiring after 31 years of service. Mrs. Edith Benskin, who is currently teaching eighth grade at the Williamsburg Elementary School, will be retiring after 30 years of service. These three teachers will be honored at their respective schools with a reception and tea.
25 years ago 1997 Sun Gazette
Senior Jake Mosely pitched 32/3 innings of scoreless relief Thursday to help lift South Callaway to an 8-6 win over Fatima in the seventh-place game of the third-annual Fulton Invitational Baseball Tournament at Hensley Field. Junior Travis Stieferman also hit a two-run home run as the Bulldogs improved their season record to 5-13. Mosely, brought in to relieve senior started Philip Brewer, gave up only three hits, struck out four and walked just one to earn the victory. Brewer, in 31/3 innings, allowed three hits and six runs -- three earned. He struck out four and walked two. Freshman Corey Werdehausen doubled, singled twice, had an RBI and scored a run to spur South Callaway's 12-hit attack, supplied an RBI and scored twice.